ORCHID: For the Mahoning Valley Task Force on Crime and Violence Prevention's 16th annual Peace Award banquet. It will be held Monday at Mount Carmel Parish Hall in Youngstown. This year's recipients are former Youngstown mayor Jay Williams and former Warren mayor Michael O'Brien, the Rev. Ed Noga, Cindy Michael (with the Lena, Christian, Mason Foundation), Det. Chuck Swanson (with the Youngstown Police Department and Crime Stoppers), YMHA, YSU Upward Bound and Gail Stark (with Blight to Life / Trumbull County Art Outreach).
ORCHID: To the Trumbull Soil and Water Conservation District's 12th annual Junior Envirothon at Mosquito Lake State Park campgrounds. It allowed sixth- to eighth-graders hands-on outdoor learning tasks at five stations. Ten teams were tested in categories of soils, forestry, aquatics, wildlife and wetlands.
ONION: To the people responsible for all the robo telephone calls regarding the election. It's annoying and aggravating. By now, most people know for whom and what issues they are supporting.
ORCHID: To the United States Marine Corps' annual Toys for Tots 5K / Cookout. This is its second year and it will be Sunday at Imagination Station Park in Bazetta.
ORCHID: To Austintown police for releasing a video surveillance photo to the media to help identify a man in the photo suspected burglarizing four businesses on Mahoning Avenue recently. The man allegedly stole cash from four businesses within a three-block radius.
ORCHID: To students in Youngstown City School District's new aquaponics program. It's a unique program involving the cultivation of fish and vegetation in a closed ecosystem. It's at Choffin Career and Technical Center, the first school in the state to offer aquaponics.
ORCHID: For the The Kelly Jo Carlson Swim Meet being held today at Warren G. Harding High School's Natatorium. For years, Paul and Lois Carlson and their family have sponsored a public swim meet for special-needs swimmers that also honors the memory of their daughter. Carlson was a swimmer and a volunteer with the swimming program at Fairhaven School in Niles. The event brings in more than 125 swimmers from Ashtabula, Columbiana, Mahoning, Portage, Stark and Summit counties.